1 Samuel Chapter 25

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1 Samuel 25

1 And Samuel died; and all the Israelites were gathered together, and lamented him, and buried him in his house at Ramah. And David arose, and went down to the wilderness of Paran.

2 And there was a man in Maon, whose possessions were in Carmel; and the man was very great, and he had three thousand sheep, and a thousand goats: and he was shearing his sheep in Carmel.

3 Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail: and she was a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance: but the man was churlish and evil in his doings; and he was of the house of Caleb.

4 And David heard in the wilderness that Nabal did shear his sheep.

5 And David sent out ten young men, and David said unto the young men, Get you up to Carmel, and go to Nabal, and greet him in my name:

6 And thus shall ye say to him that liveth in prosperity, Peace be both to thee, and peace be to thine house, and peace be unto all that thou hast.

7 And now I have heard that thou hast shearers: now thy shepherds which were with us, we hurt them not, neither was there ought missing unto them, all the while they were in Carmel.

8 Ask thy young men, and they will shew thee. Wherefore let the young men find favour in thine eyes: for we come in a good day: give, I pray thee, whatsoever cometh to thine hand unto thy servants, and to thy son David.

9 And when David’s young men came, they spake to Nabal according to all those words in the name of David, and ceased.

10 And Nabal answered David’s servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse? there be many servants now a days that break away every man from his master.

11 Shall I then take my bread, and my water, and my flesh that I have killed for my shearers, and give it unto men, whom I know not whence they be?

12 So David’s young men turned their way, and went again, and came and told him all those sayings.

13 And David said unto his men, Gird ye on every man his sword. And they girded on every man his sword; and David also girded on his sword: and there went up after David about four hundred men; and two hundred abode by the stuff.

14 But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal’s wife, saying, Behold, David sent messengers out of the wilderness to salute our master; and he railed on them.

15 But the men were very good unto us, and we were not hurt, neither missed we any thing, as long as we were conversant with them, when we were in the fields:

16 They were a wall unto us both by night and day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep.

17 Now therefore know and consider what thou wilt do; for evil is determined against our master, and against all his household: for he is such a son of Belial, that a man cannot speak to him.

18 Then Abigail made haste, and took two hundred loaves, and two bottles of wine, and five sheep ready dressed, and five measures of parched corn, and an hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and laid them on asses.

19 And she said unto her servants, Go on before me; behold, I come after you. But she told not her husband Nabal.

20 And it was so, as she rode on the ass, that she came down by the covert on the hill, and, behold, David and his men came down against her; and she met them.

21 Now David had said, Surely in vain have I kept all that this fellow hath in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that pertained unto him: and he hath requited me evil for good.

22 So and more also do God unto the enemies of David, if I leave of all that pertain to him by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall.

23 And when Abigail saw David, she hasted, and lighted off the ass, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground,

24 And fell at his feet, and said, Upon me, my lord, upon me let this iniquity be: and let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak in thine audience, and hear the words of thine handmaid.

25 Let not my lord, I pray thee, regard this man of Belial, even Nabal: for as his name is, so is he; Nabal is his name, and folly is with him: but I thine handmaid saw not the young men of my lord, whom thou didst send.

26 Now therefore, my lord, as the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, seeing the Lord hath withholden thee from coming to shed blood, and from avenging thyself with thine own hand, now let thine enemies, and they that seek evil to my lord, be as Nabal.

27 And now this blessing which thine handmaid hath brought unto my lord, let it even be given unto the young men that follow my lord.

28 I pray thee, forgive the trespass of thine handmaid: for the Lord will certainly make my lord a sure house; because my lord fighteth the battles of the Lord, and evil hath not been found in thee all thy days.

29 Yet a man is risen to pursue thee, and to seek thy soul: but the soul of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of life with the Lord thy God; and the souls of thine enemies, them shall he sling out, as out of the middle of a sling.

30 And it shall come to pass, when the Lord shall have done to my lord according to all the good that he hath spoken concerning thee, and shall have appointed thee ruler over Israel;

31 That this shall be no grief unto thee, nor offence of heart unto my lord, either that thou hast shed blood causeless, or that my lord hath avenged himself: but when the Lord shall have dealt well with my lord, then remember thine handmaid.

32 And David said to Abigail, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, which sent thee this day to meet me:

33 And blessed be thy advice, and blessed be thou, which hast kept me this day from coming to shed blood, and from avenging myself with mine own hand.

34 For in very deed, as the Lord God of Israel liveth, which hath kept me back from hurting thee, except thou hadst hasted and come to meet me, surely there had not been left unto Nabal by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall.

35 So David received of her hand that which she had brought him, and said unto her, Go up in peace to thine house; see, I have hearkened to thy voice, and have accepted thy person.

36 And Abigail came to Nabal; and, behold, he held a feast in his house, like the feast of a king; and Nabal’s heart was merry within him, for he was very drunken: wherefore she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light.

37 But it came to pass in the morning, when the wine was gone out of Nabal, and his wife had told him these things, that his heart died within him, and he became as a stone.

38 And it came to pass about ten days after, that the Lord smote Nabal, that he died.

39 And when David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, Blessed be the Lord, that hath pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal, and hath kept his servant from evil: for the Lord hath returned the wickedness of Nabal upon his own head. And David sent and communed with Abigail, to take her to him to wife.

40 And when the servants of David were come to Abigail to Carmel, they spake unto her, saying, David sent us unto thee, to take thee to him to wife.

41 And she arose, and bowed herself on her face to the earth, and said, Behold, let thine handmaid be a servant to wash the feet of the servants of my lord.

42 And Abigail hasted, and arose and rode upon an ass, with five damsels of hers that went after her; and she went after the messengers of David, and became his wife.

43 David also took Ahinoam of Jezreel; and they were also both of them his wives.

44 But Saul had given Michal his daughter, David’s wife, to Phalti the son of Laish, which was of Gallim.

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50 thoughts on “1 Samuel Chapter 25

  1. 28 I pray thee, forgive the trespass of thine handmaid: for the Lord will certainly make my lord a sure house; because my lord fighteth the battles of the Lord, and evil hath not been found in thee all thy days.

  2. Verses 32-35 NKJV says “Then David said to Abigail: “Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, who sent you this day to meet me! And blessed is your advice and blessed are you, because you have kept me this day from coming to bloodshed and from avenging myself with my own hand. For indeed, as the Lord God of Israel lives, who has kept me back from hurting you, unless you had hurried and come to meet me, surely by morning light no males would have been left to Nabal!” So David received from her hand what she had brought him, and said to her, “Go up in peace to your house. See, I have heeded your voice and respected your person.” Abigail with her good sense intercedes for Nabal and keeps David from taking matters into his own hands. We are to leave things to God and not try to avenge ourselves even when we are offended.

  3. iLove to Grow in the Word
    17You need to know this and figure out what to do, for there is going to be trouble for our master and his whole family. He’s so ill-tempered that no one can even talk to him!”

    We have to be careful to be approachable. The judgement of David was about to come upon the head of Nabal, but an intercessor stepped up and made intercession for the whole family and judgement was brought by God.

  4. Does this type of humility exist any more? Abigail was beautiful, wealthy, and a servant…

    40When the messengers arrived at Carmel, they told Abigail, “David has sent us to take you back to marry him.”
    41She bowed low to the ground and responded, “I, your servant, would be happy to marry David. I would even be willing to become a slave, washing the feet of his servants!”

  5. It is important that we remember to show ourselves friendly. Nabal treated David’s men bad for no reason, they came in peace. There will be times when you will be rubbed the wrong way, but you cannot allow that to make you do something harse. God has always taken care of his people. Leave that person in God’s hand and he will judge them accordingly.

  6. 13 David said to his men, “Each of you strap on your sword!” So they did, and David strapped his on as well. About four hundred men went up with David, while two hundred stayed with the supplies.

    Glory!!! Just like Pastor said if you have your sword, it’ll be very hard for your adversary to attack you. The devil has no power…I pray that people would have a passion for the things of God and see how this world has nothing for us. Jesus is the only way, the truth and the light. Let us not forget why we are here….GROW GODS KINGDOM!!!!

  7. Similar to yesterday; we will be held accountable for every word we speak. Nabal was arrogant and believed himself to be better than any man. This feeling of entitlement came from the wealth the Lord blessed him with. However, when someone came in peace to him and asked for help Nabal refused.

    How close to death are we sometimes due to our actions and words? Do we have an Abigail in our lives to protect us from being stupid?

  8. 1 Samuel 25:13 David said to his men, “Each of you strap on your sword!” So they did, and David strapped his on as well. About four hundred men went up with David, while two hundred stayed with the supplies.

    A good leader doesn’t bark commands from safety, or teaches without having been taught. When you have resistance in your planing from your followers, it’s usually because they have not put enough trust and confidence in your leadership.

    David not just told his men to strap up, but lead the charge he had commanded. Don’t be afraid to strap up for battle when it’s called for, many people may be counting on you to strap up and lead the charge.

  9. 41 And she arose, and bowed herself on her face to the earth, and said, Behold, let thine handmaid be a servant to wash the feet of the servants of my lord.

    42 And Abigail hasted, and arose and rode upon an ass, with five damsels of hers that went after her; and she went after the messengers of David, and became his wife.

  10. TUNNEL VISION

    9 And when David’s young men came, they spake to Nabal according to all those words in the name of David, and ceased.
    10 And Nabal answered David’s servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse? there be many servants now a days that break away every man from his master.
    11 Shall I then take my bread, and my water, and my flesh that I have killed for my shearers, and give it unto men, whom I know not whence they be?

    Nabal suffered from TUNNEL VISION. He could only see himself, no matter where he was or what he did, it was all about him. How could anyone not know. Who is David? Understanding his name brings light to his nature and attitude.

    Nabal – 5037. Nabal, naw-bawl´; the same as 5036; dolt; Nabal, an Israelite:—Nabal.

    5036. nabal, naw-bawl´; from 5034; stupid; wicked (especially impious):—fool(-ish, -ish man, -ish woman), vile person.

    5034. nabel, naw-bale´; a primitive root; to wilt; generally, to fall away, fail, faint; figuratively, to be foolish or (morally) wicked; causatively, to despise, disgrace:—disgrace, dishounour, lightly esteem, fade (away, -ing), fall (down, -ling, off), do foolishly, come to nought, x surely, make vile, wither.

    DO NOT name your children Nabal!

    We should be aware of current events and global leadership, but more importantly we should be aware of and know about Leaders in the Kingdom of GOD. It would be shameful to disrespect a Spiritual Leader, simply because we didn’t know who he was. We should respect and support the Spiritual Leaders that GOD has placed in our lives, lest we receive the judgement of the LORD as did Nabal.

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  11. 1 Samuel 25:13 David said to his men, “Each of you strap on your sword!” So they did, and David strapped his on as well. About four hundred men went up with David, while two hundred stayed with the supplies.

    David led by example not just by lip service. He not only demanded that his men prepare for war but he did the same thing by strapping on his own sword. We must lead by example and make sure we are showing the leadership qualities we we expect out of our people.

  12. Rage poisons the heart

    3 Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail: and she was a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance: but the man was churlish and evil in his doings; and he was of the house of Caleb.

    37 But it came to pass in the morning, when the wine was gone out of Nabal, and his wife had told him these things, that his heart died within him, and he became as a stone.

    I watch it happened over and over again. Those that always live in constant rage die by their own doing. May the Lord show us to be kind, giving of ourself to others, and always in humility serve with a joyful heart. In Jesus Name Amen

  13. 23 And when Abigail saw David, she hasted, and lighted off the ass, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground,

    24 And fell at his feet, and said, Upon me, my lord, upon me let this iniquity be: and let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak in thine audience, and hear the words of thine handmaid.

    25 Let not my lord, I pray thee, regard this man of Belial, even Nabal: for as his name is, so is he; Nabal is his name, and folly is with him: but I thine handmaid saw not the young men of my lord, whom thou didst send.

    Abigail stood strong in what she believed in even though her husband was a man of folly. She made the provision David had asked fir. In the endNabel loses his life and Abigail is bkessed with A man after Gods own heart. Hold on to your beliefs they may go against even the spouse you love with but in due time faithfulness to God and his commandments will be brought upon you. I’ve seen it time and time again. When or men living for God and the other not, but their faithfulness either brought that spouse to God or God turned the who,e situation around. You can never go wrong in your faithfulness to God or the man of God.

  14. 29 “Even when you are chased by those who seek to kill you, your life is safe in the care of the Lord your God, secure in his treasure pouch! But the lives of your enemies will disappear like stones shot from a sling! (NLT)

    Hallelujah! If we are faithful to Him, He will surely see us through!

  15. 1 Samuel 25:32 David said to Abigail Praise be the Lord the God of Israel who has sent you today to meet me. May you be blessed for your good judgement and for keeping me from Bloodshed this day and from avenging myself with my own hands. Otherwise as surely as the Lord the god of Israel lives who has kept me from harming you if you had not come quickly to meet me not one male belonging to Nabal would have been left alive by daybreak.

  16. Don’t let what a world’s eye view steer you away from blessing someone. Check your attitude and approachability. I was just dealt with on mine, I would not want to be referred to as a daughter of belial.

  17. 32. And David said to Abigail, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, which sent thee this day to meet me:

    33. And blessed be thy advice, and blessed be thou, which hast kept me this day from coming to shed blood, and from avenging myself with mine own hand.

    35. So David received of her hand that which she had brought him, and said unto her, Go up in peace to thine house; see, I have hearkened to thy voice, and have accepted thy person.

    One woman’s humility saved her family members from execution and David’s record from being a self-appointed executioner.

    We all have chances to choose between humility and pride.
    Lord, help us make the right choice; it could just save our whole family.

  18. “Abigail wasted no time. She quickly gathered 200 loaves of bread, two wineskins full of wine, five sheep that had been slaughtered, nearly a bushel of roasted grain, 100 clusters of raisins, and 200 fig cakes. She packed them on donkeys

    When Abigail saw David, she quickly got off her donkey and bowed low before him. She fell at his feet and said, “I accept all blame in this matter, my lord. Please listen to what I have to say. I know Nabal is a wicked and ill-tempered man; please don’t pay any attention to him. He is a fool, just as his name suggests. But I never even saw the young men you sent.

    David replied to Abigail, “Praise the LORD, the God of Israel, who has sent you to meet me today! Thank God for your good sense! Bless you for keeping me from murder and from carrying out vengeance with my own hands. For I swear by the LORD, the God of Israel, who has kept me from hurting you, that if you had not hurried out to meet me, not one of Nabal’s men would still be alive tomorrow morning.” Then David accepted her present and told her, “Return home in peace. I have heard what you said. We will not kill your husband.””
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭25:18, 23-25, 32-35‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    Abigail was very brave and wise to intercede for her husband. 

  19. 18 Then Abigail hurried and took two hundred loaves of bread, two jugs of wine, five sheep already prepared [for roasting], five measures of roasted grain, a hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and loaded them on donkeys. (AMP)

    40 When the servants of David came to Abigail at Carmel, they said to her, “David sent us to you to take you [to him] to be his wife.” 41 And she stood and bowed with her face to the ground and said, “Behold, your maidservant is [ready to be] a maid to wash the feet of the servants of my lord.”(AMP)

  20. 24 And fell at his feet, and said, Upon me, my lord, upon me let this iniquity be: and let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak in thine audience, and hear the words of thine handmaid.

    Humility, servanthood and wisdom is how Abigail acted and not only saved her home but also made David look at his actions and stopped him from shedding blood. She reminded him of whose side the Lord was on, on David’s side and that God would take care of him.

  21. “And Nabal answered David’s servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse? there be many servants now a days that break away every man from his master.” The word of God (Jesus) identified self-importance. Nabal simply seen David’s men as others looking for a hand out, which sadly is even more prevalent today. Nevertheless Nabal would have been very wise if he would have inquired of God, or simply listened as Abigail did. Dear God, help us that we would be sensitive to you and your word with giving. God Bless America, Israel, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  22. “Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail: and she was a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance: but the man was churlish and evil in his doings; and he was of the house of Caleb.” Their personalities were recorded for eternity, as were their fates. We must be wise enough that we not only listen, but that we hear; elsewise our hearts may also become hard. God help us that we may hear as Abigail, in Jesus name.

  23. 1 Samuel 25:24, “And fell at his feet, and said, Upon me, my lord, upon me let this iniquity be: and let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak in thine audience, and hear the words of thine handmaid.”

    Abigail became an intercessor. In doing so, she not only saved the lives of her household, but saved David from shedding innocent blood and taking vengeance for himself. (She helped him keep his integrity).

    How many times have You or I Interceeded on behalf of someone or some situation, and it keep that person from making a bad chose, or it turned that situation around.

    Thank You JESUS for INTERCESSORS and INTERCESSORY PRAYER!!

  24. 1 Samuel 25:24, “And fell at his feet, and said, Upon me, my lord, upon me let this iniquity be: and let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak in thine audience, and hear the words of thine handmaid.”

    Abigail knew how to get ahold of God, she knew how to intercede and pray for those we love. God help us to truly pray and intercede for our love ones and each other.

  25. 18 Abigail wasted no time. She quickly gathered 200 loaves of bread, two wineskins full of wine, five sheep that had been slaughtered, nearly a bushel[b] of roasted grain, 100 clusters of raisins, and 200 fig cakes. She packed them on donkeys

    Abigail knew exactly what she had to do and went right away to go do it. She humbled herself to save the life’s of others. Not giving a second thought or know how it might end she went to work. How faithful and brave she was to put herself in the gap of the lifes of the servents and the man of God! This shows how much she gave to let those men have another chance to live right with God! I pray that God will use me to be the one that stands in the gap from a lost soul to him.

  26. 32 And David said to Abigail, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, which sent thee this day to meet me:

    33 And blessed be thy advice, and blessed be thou, which hast kept me this day from coming to shed blood, and from avenging myself with mine own hand.

  27. 1 Samuel 25:35 (KJV Strong’s)
    35 So David received of her hand that which she had brought him, and said unto her, Go up in peace to thine house; see, I have hearkened to thy voice, and have accepted thy person.

    There is a right way and a wrong way to handle situations. Abigail seems like she didn’t have the best relationship at home. It doesn’t seem like she is that heart broken when Nabal meets Jesus. Yet she could have allowed David to kill him.

    Instead she pled his cause. She did what was right even if others didn’t. I think she lived up to her name. My father is joy.

    As we learned from Pastor joy causes us to be fruitful, strong, and bring in great harvest. Abigail’s decision led to a greater blessing for her and a chance to be part of the royalty of Israel.

  28. Nabal was arrogant over his wealth and should have been grateful to be in a position to help others rather than to keep the blessings of God all to himself. He looses it all in the end when all he had to do was help.

  29. I pray thee, forgive the trespass of thine handmaid: for the Lord will certainly make my lord a sure house; because my lord fighteth the battles of the Lord, and evil hath not been found in thee all thy days.

  30. 29 Yet a man is risen to pursue thee, and to seek thy soul: but the soul of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of life with the Lord thy God; and the souls of thine enemies, them shall he sling out, as out of the middle of a sling.

    God will never let you down. #GloryToGod

  31. 39 And when David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, Blessed be the Lord, that hath pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal, and hath kept his servant from evil: for the Lord hath returned the wickedness of Nabal upon his own head. And David sent and communed with Abigail, to take her to him to wife.

    Often the Lord will protect us from ourselves.

  32. this verse stuck out to me the most
    ““Forgive my presumption! But GOD is at work in my master, developing a rule solid and dependable. My master fights GOD ’s battles! As long as you live no evil will stick to you. If anyone stands in your way, if anyone tries to get you out of the way, Know this: Your God-honored life is tightly bound in the bundle of God-protected life; But the lives of your enemies will be hurled aside as a stone is thrown from a sling.”
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭25:28-29‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    Even in times of despair God is still at work working and fighting on our behalf! We may not see the end result but he always work everything out for our good!

  33. 18 Then Abigail made haste, and took two hundred loaves, and two bottles of wine, and five sheep ready dressed, and five measures of parched corn, and an hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and laid them on asses.

    19 And she said unto her servants, Go on before me; behold, I come after you. But she told not her husband Nabal.

    20 And it was so, as she rode on the ass, that she came down by the covert on the hill, and, behold, David and his men came down against her; and she met them.

  34. It’s so tempting to fight our own battles but we need to let God fight them for us. It is wise to listen to good counsel as well. God wants to fight for his people, If we can keep ourselves out of the way, God can move quickly and efficiently.

  35. 3 Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail: and she was a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance: but the man was churlish and evil in his doings; and he was of the house of Caleb.

    Talk about unequally yoked together! A women of good understand and a man of rude character and evil ways. I wonder if she woke up in the morning thinking what mess am I to clean up for him today?

    We must not be so self-focused that we cannot learn from one another. This chapter paints the picture that this was not the first time he acted in this manner. Also not the first time she responded in like manner. So, why did he not catch on and learn from his wife? The answer is simple. He was too selfish to humble himself and learn from someone else.

    It could be the fact that she was a women or that she was wise and he cherished that quality. Either way we are to learn from one another and walk according to the will of God.

  36. vss,10,32 & 33
    And Mabel answered David’s servants, and said Who is David?”
    v32 And David said to Abigail, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, which sent thee this day to meet me:
    And blessed be thy advice, and blessed be thou, which hast kept me this day from coming to shed blood,and from avenging myself with mine own hand.

    We see that David had a normal reaction .He became angry.
    He might have thought I’ll take him a notch or two. I’ll trim him up .
    David was the greatest warrior.
    Thank God David’s heart and mind was open for advise .Good advice is valuable and beautiful.

    If nabel could not be a gentleman David could not afford not to be.
    David had the greatness to rise above the pettiness of the emotion of the present
    Knowing that in the future GOD had something greater for him , and has for everyone of us too.

    Ephesians 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
    But speaking the truth in love, mat grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ

    GOD gives us good advice in HIS WORD.

  37. 37 But it came to pass in the morning, when the wine was gone out of Nabal, and his wife had told him these things, that his heart died within him, and he became as a stone.

    38 And it came to pass about ten days after, that the Lord smote Nabal, that he died.

    God will have our backs, we just have to submit and let him, dont try to fight ourselves, God knows what hes doing!

  38. 17 Now therefore know and consider what thou wilt do; for evil is determined against our master, and against all his household: for he is such a son of Belial, that a man cannot speak to him.
    18 Then Abigail made haste, and took two hundred loaves, and two bottles of wine, and five sheep ready dressed, and five measures of parched corn, and an hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and laid them on asses.

    Even though Nabal had treated the men of David so rudely, Abigail took it upon herself to do what was right in the eyes of GOD. Yes; David is the man that GOD had chosen to lead Israel. Everyone knew this; except Nabal. He was so nearsighted that everything was about him. I work so hard not to let myself get so big that GOD has a hard time reaching me. Yes, there are times that the world tries to overtake what GOD has done in my life. I just have to keep my focus on the things of the kingdom and press the world down; to make GOD grow in my life. A Nabal I don’t ever want to be. I seek to be more like David every day. I want to be a man after GOD’S own heart.

    Thank you Jesus…….Amen!!!

  39. “And the woman said unto him, Behold, thou knowest what Saul hath done, how he hath cut off those that have familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land: wherefore then layest thou a snare for my life, to cause me to die?”
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭28:9‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Laws and Rules
    This woman was clearly not operating under the authority and power of God. She was still under the authority of those in authority. She had to follow the rules of the land and the King. It wasn’t until she was sure the King would not get on to her that she did what was requested if her.
    –Nicole

    Sometimes you can get so far away from the Lord that Saul was judged here on the earth because she came before Jesus. Saul waited too long to repent. Had to have judgement for his actions. Today we don’t get away with things, we are just judged after we die so our judgement is not here on earth.
    –jessie

  40. Abigail literally throws herself at David’s feet. She sees this is her only chance to save her husband and her household from her husbands folly of a response to David’s request of him. She asks David’s forgiveness for her husbands folly. She makes it clear that she knows what her husband is ..and who David is, “For the Lord will certainly make a lasting dynasty for my master because he fights the Lords battles” (vs 28). She ends by prophesying that God will keep David “bound securely in the bundle of the living.” She is saying that he will be victorious and God will secure his safety and place on the throne for generations to come.

  41. God intervened to prevent David from committing murder and took care of the issue on His own. Some battles are best left to the Lord without human interference.

  42. “I pray thee, forgive the trespass of thine handmaid: for the Lord will certainly make my lord a sure house; because my lord fighteth the battles of the Lord, and evil hath not been found in thee all thy days.”(‭1 Samuel‬ ‭25:28‬ ‭KJV)

    Abigail again takes upon herself the wrong; the gracious act of forgiveness, of which she feels assured beforehand, she reminds David, will be shown to her. When we have hunger for the promises of God and we trust in him that he can do anything that he always makes a way, when we go through battle he’s there with us giving the victory and it is all to his glory that people today in this world for there hearts are not filled with the love of God but there hearts filled with darkness of the things of this world.

  43. 10“Who is this fellow David?” Nabal sneered to the young men. “Who does this son of Jesse think he is? There are lots of servants these days who run away from their masters.

    Nabel knew who David was, for David was well know though out the nation. It was more of an insult and trying to discredit David. The unbelievers do the same thing with Jesus name. They ask “who is Jesus, who does he think he is, telling what to do, how to live and act”. But they refuse to accept Jesus as their provider, healer and savior.

  44. 28 I pray thee, forgive the trespass of thine handmaid: for the Lord will certainly make my lord a sure house; because my lord fighteth the battles of the Lord, and evil hath not been found in thee all thy days.

    29 Yet a man is risen to pursue thee, and to seek thy soul: but the soul of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of life with the Lord thy God; and the souls of thine enemies, them shall he sling out, as out of the middle of a sling.

    30 And it shall come to pass, when the Lord shall have done to my lord according to all the good that he hath spoken concerning thee, and shall have appointed thee ruler over Israel;

    31 That this shall be no grief unto thee, nor offence of heart unto my lord, either that thou hast shed blood causeless, or that my lord hath avenged himself: but when the Lord shall have dealt well with my lord, then remember thine handmaid.

  45. A good woman makes them an look good informer of others, even when they don’t choose to look that way

    “But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal’s wife, saying, Behold, David sent messengers out of the wilderness to salute our master; and he railed on them.

    Then Abigail made haste, and took two hundred loaves, and two bottles of wine, and five sheep ready dressed, and five measures of parched corn, and an hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and laid them on asses.”
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭25:14, 18‬ ‭KJV‬‬

  46. 32 And David said to Abigail, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, which sent thee this day to meet me:

    33 And blessed be thy advice, and blessed be thou, which hast kept me this day from coming to shed blood, and from avenging myself with mine own hand.

    A wise response can help hold a world of hurt and torment. Because of Abigail’s response to David after her husband had treated him poorly, many lives were saved by her choice to do the hard work to make it up to David and to show a kind gesture to him. Sometimes our response is to met violence with more violence. But maybe we need to take a step back and let God help us judge the situation. Because maybe it needs a more loving touch

  47. NIV 37.Then in the morning, when Nabal was sober, his wife told him all these things, and his heart failed him and he became like a stone. 38. About ten days later, the LORD struck Nabal and he died. I LOVE YOU JESUS !!!!

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